Wednesday, November 2, 2011

NaNoWriMo Day 2: Updates and a Live Chat

Well, I have about 300 words so far. Cough.

Don't laugh - I teach on Mondays and Wednesdays, so my usual 1k isn't easy to get in the first couple of days of every week, especially with editing happening at the moment. I hope I can gather some extra steam over the Thurs-Sat stretch. However, I am willing to consider it might not be as easy to do 50k in 30 days while teaching 125 students and caring for a 3.5 year old as it was as a post-degree semi-unemployed mom to a 2.5 year old. Last year, I even managed to finish a few days early. That's not likely (at all) this year, but I'm digging in my heels.

Once revisions on the New Years story are finished (this weekend, no ifs, ands, or buts), I am ready to dive right in there!

I am not disclosing too many details about the NaNo 2011 story, but I think a few tibits might be in order. It is, naturally, a full length novel, a m/f contemporary romance the same as last year. Like last year, the full book will be longer than 50k, so I am using NaNo as just a boot in the tushy to get 50k down in the rough draft. This one involves an ex-children's entertainer turned dissipated playboy. That makes it sound like The Libertine meets The Wiggles, but I do promise there's no syphilis involved.

Anyway, we're off and running, even if it's been an excruciatingly slow start. I have my outline, character studies, break down, etc, done, so I just have to keep plugging away. I'll let you know how it goes.

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In other news, Charity received a nice review recently, as did Like Magic, so I'm pretty happy there.

Also, please join the Decadent Publishing authors, including myself, at The Romance Studios for a live chat TONIGHT (9pm est) - I hear a few books will be given away during the trivia challenge, and the theme for tonight is holiday books! I am looking forward to it, and I promise I will endeavour to stay awake.

See you there, I hope!

2 comments:

Ruth Madison said...

Yay for NaNo! :D

Anne Holly said...

Usually, I'd agree, but this year I think it's gonna kick my butt. :(

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